Photo / New England Boating: Tom Richardson

Photo / New England Boating: Tom Richardson

Bangor Daily News: Maine’s Department of Marine Resources announced Tuesday (February 18, 2014) the immediate closure of the Fort Point-area lobster fishery because of high levels of toxic mercury contamination found in surrounding parts of the Penobscot River and its local marine life, according to a news release from the Maine People’s Alliance.

According to a court-appointed scientific panel, the source of the mercury contamination in the river is the HoltraChem chemical processing plant, the alliance release stated.

Read about mercury contamination closing the Fort Point lobster fishery.


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